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Bocagrande - Beach Tumaco - Colombia

Bocagrande is a small island, tucked into the mangrove estuaries near Tumaco. A magical place to spend a few days, the crystalline sea washes upon fine silvery sand and soft breezes moderate the warm days (temperature averages 27°C/81°F). Opportunities for scuba diving or snorkeling are nonexistent, as there are no coral reefs. However, waterfowl abound, which is great for birdwatchers, and the fishing is also astounding. Bocagrande is the perfect paradise for those looking to kick back in a hammock and escape civilization for a few days.

Near Tumaco, Tumaco, Colombia

Beach Types:
Beach, Fauna observation, Sunbathing

Getting There
Transmart (in Tumaco, along the dock at the end of Ca. la Merced, and Ca. del Comercio. Cel: 315-643-8128) runs launches to Bocagrande, only at high tide. In high season, it goes daily; in the low season, on demand.

Price Description:

The boat trip costs $5.50 per person, or $55 per launch. Lodging begins at about $15 per night for a single, $25 for a double.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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